Shackleton Epic expedition sails into challenging weather

The Alexandra Shackleton – a day and 64 nautical miles out from Elephant Island The first day at sea for Shackleton Epic, the  recreation of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s legendary voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia has seen the Southern Ocean deliver up encounters with a whale and an iceberg, a five-hour period with no […]

Tim Jarvis-led Shackleton voyage re-enactment to set out mid-January

   Explorer Tim Jarvis’s expedition to honour a remarkable 800-nautical mile small boat voyage across the Southern Ocean led by  Sir Ernest Shackleton from Elephant Island to South Georgia, followed by crossing South Georgia’s mountainous interior, is scheduled to set out from Elephant Island on around the 17th January. The expedition will culminate in a pilgrimage to Shackleton’s grave at Grytviken. […]

James Caird replica Alexandra Shackleton is launched at Portland

A replica of the James Caird built by the International Boatbuilding Training College was officially named and launched at Portland on Sunday, 18th March. She is to be used by the Shackleton Epic Expedition to recreate Ernest Shackleton’s original voyage in April 1916, when he and five others sailed their ship’s boat, the original James Caird, 8oo miles […]